Practicing an attitude of gratitude leads to better health.
With the New Year comes feelings of excitement, hope, and wonder. People are making resolutions and setting goals for things they want to accomplish in the next 12 months. Many look at it as a fresh start or a chance to “reset”. This exciting time of new opportunities and possibilities for the new year also brings about expectations. Unfortunately, as we have all experienced in our lives, if expectations aren’t met we get discouraged and feel a “letdown.” Those feelings can become crippling and lead us to negative places. This year, I say let go of resolutions and let go of expectations. Throw expectations out the window. Good or bad, don’t attach a desired outcome to the next 12 months. Don’t try to predict the end result of an action. This doesn’t mean you can’t make plans or have aspirations for the future; it just means that you allow yourself to accept each day for what it is. Instead of making resolutions, try incorporating new habits into your life; Habits that will help you achieve your goals.
For example, I challenge you to try incorporating some simple habits into your daily routine and see how things start to change, physically, emotionally, and spiritually in your life. Set aside time each day and practice these 4 simple things:
Your wings already exist, all you have to do is fly…
Happy New Year! As I sit here writing this post, I can’t help but think about the past year. I go through the moments and play them back like a highlight reel in my mind, each moment triggering a different emotion inside of me. I read somewhere that each moment has the capacity to create transformation in our lives. We may not be mindful of these little moments until it collects and makes huge consequences. As important as these moments are it’s equally important to take time for reflection. We often don’t realize how far we’ve come until we stop and look back. Continue reading